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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89648
Last updated: 21 February 2018
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Date:09-MAY-1942
Time:17:45
Type:Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB
Owner/operator:350 (Belgian) Sqn RAF
Registration: AA857
C/n / msn: MN-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea W of Walcheren -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Debden Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot was hit and tried to make the English coast and jumped at less than 1,000 feet.The Air Sea Rescue Service were out and on the spot within a short time, Sgt Blairon was alive when rescued, but died at 20.30 hours. Shot down by Fw. Georg Hutter - 5./JG1
Crew
Pilot:1299913 Sgt Jose Arnold Blairon - killed His remains were repatriated to Belgium.

Sources:

http://users.skynet.be/bonge.gemoets/stories/Jose%20Blairon.htm
ORB 350 (Belgium) Sqn RAF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jan-2011 16:37 ThW Added
01-Jan-2012 09:13 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
24-Dec-2017 22:39 Red Dragon Updated [Registration, Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Dec-2017 22:43 Red Dragon Updated [Operator]
28-Dec-2017 18:54 XindelX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Feb-2018 07:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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